In the first part of a multi-part series, George Vrechek looks through the Standard Catalog at what’s next for the card collector in the attempt to try and collect everything. Just how cards are out there?
Looking back at Jefferson Burdick’s burst of energy in early 1937 that set the stage for the sports card collecting hobby of today – his Card Collectors Bulletins and the methods that still prevail in the hobby today.
One of the founding fathers of card collecting, Jefferson Burdick, is well known in the industry and has his collection features in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. During the National Convention in Cleveland, a handwritten, two-page letter penned by Burdick will be given away.
The first card catalog from hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick arrived 73 years ago and still looks good by today’s standards. Let’s take a look at Burdick and his early reference guides.